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Well I am obviously new to linux and I am having trouble installing things with rpm packages...
I have tried the following to install a rpm package...
logged in as root.... tried to just double click on the file in my gnome gui... the "installer" opened when I did this... and some files would just kinda start up then close on me.. but some would let me hit continue to fully install the package (I don't know why some install and some don't)
I think tried to go terminal based... I went to the directory where the rpm's were located.. and typed : rpm -U filename.rpm ...... and the files just hang... then I tried: rpm -Uvh filename.rpm so I could see some progress... but nothing comes up... the system just "hangs"... (it doesn't go back to the prompt).. (I let it run for a while to)
am I doing something fundamentally wrong here??
I am using Red Hat 9 with all my updates installed (from the update utility)....
hmm, you *might* have a stale lock file stuck in the rpm system. try the console command again, but add a couple of extra -v's to see what's really going on. if i remember vaguely correctly, the lock file should be in /var/db/rpm/ or along those lines.
Originally posted by acid_kewpie hmm, you *might* have a stale lock file stuck in the rpm system. try the console command again, but add a couple of extra -v's to see what's really going on. if i remember vaguely correctly, the lock file should be in /var/db/rpm/ or along those lines.
I don't actually seem to have any directories or files in my /var/db/ directory...
I had no problems for a while
but about a week , I have the same problem
the only solution I found was to restart the computer!! even logging out/in didn't work to prevent rpm for hanging
each time it goes mad , just a kill -s KILL helps , and after that , a restart!!